New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Multi-GRAMMY® nominees and three-time International Bluegrass Music
Association Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent
were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry last night by Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show
and Jeannie Seely. The duo had been invited to join the Opry by Marty Stuart
during their 100th Opry appearance in December.
Seely, who will celebrate 50 years of Opry membership later this year, presented an Opry Member Award to Jamie Dailey, while Old Crow lead singer Ketch Secor did the same for Darrin Vincent.
"I had the honor of introducing Dailey & Vincent
for their first Opry appearance," Seely began. "I thought to myself that night, 'I hope one day I get to see them become members of the Opry one day because they epitomize everything the Opry is on stage and off.'"
"They honor the traditions and respect their elders, but most of all they entertain," Secor said. "Tonight they join the ranks of country music's greatest entertainers. … Welcome Dailey & Vincent
to the first family of country music."
"We love the Grand Ole Opry. It's in our DNA," Dailey said as he and Vincent
recognized family, friends, their band, and members of their organization who'd helped make the night possible. The duo closed their Opry segment with "I'll Go To My Grave Loving You," a hit by one of their musical heroes, The Statler Brothers.
"We are very excited to welcome Dailey & Vincent
into the fold," said Opry General Manager Sally Williams. "Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent
have been proclaimed the best in their field across the board, winning awards and media acclaim for their songs, their musicianship, and their one-of-a-kind live performances. Over the past 10 years and more than 100 Opry visits, they've brought crowds to their feet both with country, bluegrass, and gospel standards as well as their brand new material. We look forward to Dailey & Vincent
being active, beloved Opry members as the Opry looks toward the century mark and beyond."
Among artists scheduled to play the Opry later this month are Opry members Charlie Daniels Band, Del McCoury Band, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood, along with special guests Brandy
Clark, Chris Janson, The Mavericks, and Scotty
McCreery. Opry Country Classics continues throughout the spring at the Ryman Auditorium with upcoming Spotlight Artist appearances by Brenda Lee, Lorrie Morgan, Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya
Tucker, and more.
ABOUT DAILEY & VINCENT:
Five-time GRAMMY award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey's tenor and Vincent's reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music
gold. Dailey & Vincent
has garnered world-wide attention with their first national, top-rated television series, "The Dailey & Vincent
Show," on RFD TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special "Dailey & Vincent
ALIVE - In Concert." Their most recent CD, Dailey & Vincent
ALIVE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks. For more information, visit daileyandvincent.com.